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    You can choose to have our fabric designs printed onto a number of different base cloths depending on your needs.

    We believe in natural fibre fabrics, and offer both cotton and a cotton/linen mix.  They are beautiful to touch and look at.  Say no more.

    TYPES OF BASE CLOTHS 

    ENGLISH COTTON LINEN

    138cm wide   |   350gsm

    60% cotton 40% linen

    A classic textile of linen and cotton this luxury fabric has been woven in England providing true heritage to this fabric. A thicker yarn and textured weave adds a beautiful dimension to printed designs.

    The cotton/linen mix fabric provides the beautiful texture of linen, with all the durability characteristics of cotton; blended together they make the perfect mix. The fabric has a slightly open weave, with a beautiful linen texture to touch.  It h=is strong and durable with a heave furnishing fabric weight.

    Colour: Off White

    Use For: Cushions, Curtains, Table Linen, Light Domestic Upholstery, Lampshades

    Care Instructions:

    For best care we recommend Dry Clean only using Hydro Carbon. 

    Shrinkage:

    Up to 3% on the warp (length), and up to 2% on the weft (width).

     

    100% COTTON CANVAS

    145cm wide   |   309gsm

    100% cotton

    Our Cotton Canvas is a strong durable fabric that provides excellent colour reproduction. Being a crisp white makes it the perfect fabric to handle beautiful prints.  It has a lovely soft feel.

    Colour: White

    Use For: Cushions, Lampshades, Light Domestic Upholstery, Tote Bags, Wall hangings/artwork

    Care Instructions:

    Dry clean only using hydrocarbons. (perc free).

    Shrinkage:

    Up to 2% on the warp (length) and weft (width)

     

    MIXING FABRIC TYPES

    Our English cotton linen has an off white background whilst our cotton canvas has a white background.  When printed our colours will look softer and more vintage on the English cotton linen, and brighter and more vibrant on the cotton canvas.

    You can see how the colours vary by looking at the photo in any of our Perfectly Plain fabrics.

    If you are using multiple fabric designs that will be used together, such as a group of cushions on a sofa, we recommend sticking to the same type of base fabric.

    IMPERFECTIONS

    Linen is a natural fabric and may contain subtle imperfections such as slubs, small knots and yarn variation. These are characteristic of fibres derived from seeds and plants. These imperfections are inherent in buying linen fabrics.

    As the fabric is used the slubbing or lumps in the yarn may move around and reveal tiny un-printed areas, known as a printing dot.  Whilst our printing process is very good, we are working with a natural product, so these small imperfections cannot be prevented.

    These imperfections are more noticeable on solid areas of darker colours such as navy and graphite.  If you are ordering a fabric with a dark colour background the imperfections are more noticeable on linen and cotton may be a better choice.

    If you do not like the natural slubs in linen, you may prefer to order a cotton canvas fabric as it is generally more consistent.  Please always order a sample prior to ordering meterage.

    What Do you Mean Dry Clean Only?

    Officially our fabric printer advises that the best way to clean our cotton canvas and cotton/linen fabrics is by dry cleaning and we agree.  Just take the covers off the cushion insert and send them to the dry cleaner's with your jackets.  Easy!

    If you are rolling your eyes (yes you) and thinking, but it's cotton and linen, surely I can wash it.  Well yes you can, but if you are going to wash it, here's what you should know....

    Cotton and linen will shrink the first time you wash it.  More on the warp (length) than the weft (width).  We've washed our cotton canvas covers and found very little shrinkage on the weft but up to 2cm on the warp.  Once you put the cover back in it's not that noticeable but we cannot deny it happens.

    The biggest contributing factors to shrinkage are heat and friction.  So if you are going to wash your covers - COLD wash (not hot water) and a GENTLE (low tumble speed) or HAND wash (no wringing - just drip dry) then a good iron to get the creases out.  This will give you the best result.

    DIGITAL PRINTING

    All our fabrics are digitally printed in Australia.  What is digital printing and why is it better?

    • Digital printing is a specialist wide format printer that transfers fabric design files on the computer directly onto fabric.  It's just like printing files from your laptop to your home printer, but on fabric instead of paper.
    • Create unique fabrics in a range of colours and designs.  Traditional printing methods have larger set up costs and larger minimum print runs.  Digital printing can print just one metre of fabric at a time which means we can offer you a greater selection of colours and designs, giving you the opportunity to have a unique piece of fabric rather than only mass produced prints.
    • Better colours and clearer printing. With digital printing, what you see is what you get, so if you see a design in an image, you can be sure that the colour and print would be exactly the same when the fabric has been printed.  With traditional methods such as screen printing colours will vary from batch to batch and you often get misprints from the screen.
    • No more discontinued lines.  Because we can keep our digital fabric designs on file, we can always print another metre and it will be the same colour as previously printed fabric.  No more wanting another metre of fabric only to find it is out of stock and discontinued.
    • Digital printing is more environmentally friendly than traditional printing. Digital fabric printing involves very low power and water consumption compared to conventional printing, meaning less pollution to the environment. Our fabrics are printed with water-based inks, and as we only print what we need to, there is little or no fabric waste. 

    You can read more about Digital Printing in our Journal